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SalonBridge Webinar - Virtual Appointments and Online Classes

In this webinar, we will discuss how salons and spas are coping with the #COVID-19 lockdown by doing virtual appointments. We will show you how you can start doing this yourself and charging customers in advance. We will also be introducing a brand new feature called 'Events/Classes'. This will be broadcast live and be available afterwards for general viewing. https://www.salonbridge.co.za http://help.salonbridge.co.za. Watch video here 

EOHCB POSITION ON COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND RESPONSE TO FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA ALLEGATIONS

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Sorbet wants salons, hairdressers and nail bars to reopen in South Africa – under these conditions

The Sorbet group has cautioned that South Africa’s continued lockdown could see the entire grooming sector face bankruptcy. Read more 

Level 3 by end-May - but not for all, and symptoms to look out for in kids.

The president says SA will drop to Level 3 of the lockdown by the end of May, but some areas with higher infection rates will stay at Level 4; and a new study suggests that gastrointestinal symptoms might be the first hints of infection in children. Read more 

Hairdressers take Zweli Mkhize to court demanding reopening of salons

Hairdressers have taken their fight with the government to the high court, demanding the urgent reopening of their salons.

Their reason behind the court application was that they were faced with a lack of income and some are forced to rely on Good Samaritans to survive. Read more 

EOHCB Engages with Government for Earlier Reopening of Industry

Encouraging news for our industry. The EOHCB is hard at work, engaging in top-level negotiations with the government to fight for the earlier reopening of salons, which are only due to open in Level 1 under current lockdown regulations. Read more 

Our people need to eat. They need to earn a living' - Ramaphosa

From 1 May, smokers will be happy to know that they can light up once again, and some businesses will be allowed to operate, under specific conditions, as government gradually begins to lift the coronavirus lockdown. Read more 

Claiming UIF through TERS: Latest Updates for the Industry 

Some salons have been experiencing difficulties with claiming UIF TERS. The latest updates, kindly provided by the Bargaining Council, are as follows. Read more 

6 ways to keep selling during tough times

Whether it is load-shedding, economic downturns or a pandemic, there will always be tough times when you are in business, but how can you keep selling during these times. Here are six ways to keep selling during tough times. Read more

Impact of Covid-19 on SA businesses paints an alarming picture

In one of the first of its kind, a survey of 233 small business entrepreneurs, most informal employers, paints an alarming picture of destroyed jobs, incomes and businesses due to the impact of the Covid-19 national lockdown. Read more

Clicks directors to donate a third of their salaries to Solidarity Fund

Clicks Group is the latest large retailer to announce the donation of a portion of senior management's salaries towards the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Mr D Food-MediRite partnership delivers medicine to your door

Mr D Food has teamed up with Checkers to deliver prescriptions and medication to MediRite pharmacy customers. This initiative aims to provide a crucial service to MediRite customers and will benefit vulnerable individuals and those not easily able to leave their homes during lockdown. Read more

Negotiating with Landlords: Advice for Salons

Small retail businesses such as salons have been hit hard by the lockdown. With many businesses explaining that landlords have not been open to negotiation, Hairnews attended a webinar held by Pavlo Phitidis of www.aurik.com. Read more

 

ANALYSIS: The surprising ways corona will change SA’s economy forever

Oh, for the good old days of a month ago, when we worried about loadshedding. Read more

South Africa's ruthlessly efficient fight against coronavirus

One week into South Africa's nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and it is tempting - dangerously tempting - to breathe a sigh of relief. Read more 

The No. 1 Hotel Brand in the World Is Bringing Its Famous Wellness Programming Online — and It’s Free (Video)

With "At Home With Six Senses," wellness experts from around the world are offering tips and tools for staying balanced at home. Read more 

Mkhize's warning, the slumbering virus, and Russia's 'vacation'

The latest number of confirmed cases is 1 380.

Gauteng is leading the pack with 645 cases followed by the Western Cape (326), KwaZulu-Natal (186), the Free State (76), North West (9), Northern Cape (7), Eastern Cape (15), Mpumalanga (12), and 14 in Limpopo. Read more 

SA participates in COVID-19 clinical trial

SAnews.gov.za reports that South Africa will participate in the Public Health Emergency Solidarity Trial, which has been initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a clinical trial to find an effective COVID-19 treatment.

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Coping with the 21-day national lockdown

Counselling Therapist informs residents on the correct ways to cope with the Coivd-19 epidemic and national lockdown. Read more 

21-day lockdown: SA grinds to a halt

On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown to halt the progress of the coronavirus. Read more

How to look after your mental health when Covid-19 anxiety strikes

Cape Town - Is that just a normal throat tickle or is it the first symptom of coronavirus infection? Read more 

Under the lockdown? Use this time to improve these 5 areas of your beauty business (+free bonus materials).

It goes without saying that hair and beauty salons, as well as solo specialists working in the industry, are currently going through a rough patch – due to the outbreak of COVID-19, you have to temporarily close your business. Read more 

FNB commits to help SMEs and individuals

FNB will help SMEs and individual customers whose financial position has been hit by COVID-19. Read more 

CIDESCO Guidelines for a hygienic working environment

CIDESCO has released guidelines on cleanliness, hygiene, and health. Read more 

NICD unpacks COVID-19 via an ‘algorithm’ 

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has made an ‘algorithm’ available to understand the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge of COVID-19 patients. Read more